Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Scraps of Darkness *Feb Kit* ~ LOVE

 So you know when you come up with a great design and are so proud of yourself for doing so??  Well that is what I first believed when I thought of this design.  But subconsciously this has been in the back of my mind for awhile.  This design is so creative and beautiful, it embedded a place deep in my brain to make me think I thought of this lol.  But all the credit goes to 2dogs and her page called "A Big Love".

I used the amazing February "Victoriana" kit from Scraps of Darkness to make this page celebrating our 2nd anniversary of 8 years.  Yes, we were married on Feb 29th.  These photos were taken in Nov 2011.
 I used the Prima Printery papers over the TH grunge board alphas.  I did some fussy cutting to add detail.
The black lace is a screen print, I used to tuck in my tears.  The butterflies are metal.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Scraps of Darkness & Sketches: Creatively Yours ~ Seaside Holidays

Here is an amazing fun sketch (6-12) from Sketches: Creatively Yours.  Alison MacDonald drew this summery dream.  Please join us over at the S:CY blog!!!
  I would like you to know this will be last page as a DT member for S:CY.   My term is over and it has been so much fun, but it is time for a break!!!  Thank you for your support!
 Here is what I created using the sketch with my January "Escape" kit from Scraps of Darkness.  I saw Ali's sketch that looked like a boat around some waves, so I hunted for this photo of me and my parents in Cape Cod's Long Pond in 1994.  I figured this photo and kit were perfect for the sketch. 
 The fish came from the Pink Paislee Nantucket papers.  The seaweed and starfish are also from that line.  I added some Prima bling as bubbles.  I used the rest of the netting all bunched at the bottom for some texture.
Those shells are all stickers from my stash.  I used a few journal cards which are Authentique Harmony tabloids.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Scraps of Darkness Reveal *Febuary Kit*

 I am so excited to share this new reveal with you from Scraps of Darkness.  This kit is called "Victoriana"...and it is super lovely.  It is very romantic with a great vintage feel .  It withholds Prima's Printery papers and Kaisercraft's Madame Boutique's collection.  There are some fabulous Prima Resist Canvas shapes & flowers, some Zva pearls and much more, in the main kit alone!!!  Don't forget to take a look at the awesome add-ons.
This is the gorgeous monthly sketch by Suepup.
 I created this page using the sketch.  I found these mix of papers to be versatile enough to make them into somewhat of a masculine page, in order to scrap Andrew's baby pics.  Since he is just a baby, I figured it would be okay to add lots of flowers and pearls.  Andrew was only 3 months old here in 2005.  I titled this page "Sweet Baby Boy" using letters from the Prima Printery paper.
These Zva pearls and that Vintaj brass key both came in the Romance add-on.  I did some layering behind the photo using the Printery papers.

The spoon and fly are both Prima's resistant canvas...different and unique shapes, but totally cool for a baby boy page.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

I wanted to thank everyone for coming by to my blog and supporting the new Scraps of Darkness' sister club, Scraps of Elegance. It was a huge hit!!! I would like to thank Donna in Louisiana for becoming a new follower of mine and congratulate her for winning the $10 Scraps of Darkness/Elegance gift certificate I am giving away. So Donna in Louisiana please send me your email addy that is linked to your paypal account to so I can send you your prize!!! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Scraps of Darkness *Jan Kit* ~ Harmony

I made this for an example of the new Skeletons in Your Closet challenge over at Scraps of Darkness.  This rounds prompt is People you or don't you??  I am a massage therapist, so it naturally happens, I try my best to please people.  I don't like it when someone is upset or when there is conflict, so I automatically try to make peace and make everyone happy.  I have been a floor mat most of my life, never saying no, but I am getting better with that word :)  I created this page using the January "Escape" kit.   I got this image of a candle with stones, since they are tools I use in massage.

This framed chipboard is by Dusty Attic and available in the SOD shoppe.  I painted it gold and used a script stamp over it.  That beautiful butterfly is made by Renea and came in the Flora & Fauna add-on.  The gold flowers, bamboo sticks, and rhinestones are from previous kits.

The metal leaves were a sweet gift from Bexta76...thank you!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Scraps of Darkness & Sketches: Creatively Yours ~ Poolside Diva

This is sketch 4-12 from Sketches: Creatively Yours.  Ann Seleshanko, our senior designer, designed this beauty.  I hope you get the chance to come by and see what the rest of the DT created.
Here is what I made using the sketch.  I used the tropical, January "Escape" kit from Scraps of Darkness.  I was really drawn to those 3 long rectangles in the bg.  So I really put in some details with them, lacing and using some other embellishes.  This is my mom with curlers in her hair right by the side of the pool...somewhere I can always remember her.  This was taken in 1973.
These flowers tucked into the laced up rectangles are Mini Canterbury Petaloo flowers.  I put some tulle behind them and added some Tim Holtz tags to tie off the string.
 I cut apart the Prima Crystal Star Burst putting some pieces here and there.  The large flower is also Prima.  The chip board tickets are Graphic 45.  The pretty stick pin is by Craftysprinkles (romance add-on).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Introducing Scraps of Elegance!!

Welcome to my blog!!!!
So right now you should be coming from Renea's Blog, if not you may begin this hop over at the Scraps of Elegance Blog.  Good luck and have fun!!

 You may know Scraps of Darkness already~~
she is on the edgy and daring side and is always the "pushing the envelope" kit of diversity.

Now we would like to introduce you to her new sister---
"Scraps of Elegance" is the alter ego of her sister club.
Her style is more on the sweet and romantic side... a true classic beauty

Today is the reveal of our very first "Scraps of Elegance" kit!

We've carefully chosen these beautiful papers from Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings, Websters Pages Western Romance and Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Collection. We have also added some wonderful embellishments and unique vintage items
for you to create something beautiful to compliment your most treasured photos.
You can see the full list of kit ingredients on our website:

We are proud and honored to introduce one of the most coveted designers in the industry helping us show off our new line of kits.

February Guest Designer
Ms. Gabrielle Pollacco
You won't want to miss the gorgeous work she's done with this kit!

We know how much you look forward to the sketches our ever talented artist Suepup creates each month for Scraps of Darkness. We are excited to announce she will be designing the sketches for each Scraps of Elegance kit as well!
Now we are sure you don't want to just hear about her sketches so we are pleased to share this months inspirational sketch with you.

We would also like to introduce you to some of the most talented designers in the scrapbooking community...
Our 2012 Scraps of Elegance design team:

Lisa Novogrodski- Lead Designer
Charlotte Jenkins- Sketch Artist and Designer
Jennifer Snyder-Designer
Mandy Harrell- Designer
Karen Zueger- Designer
Renea Harrison- Designer
Rachelle Sigurdson- Designer

And we are quite certain Escape Kitty will sometimes make off with some of Jennifers Scraps of Elegance goodies to create something beautiful!

We are kicking off the reveal of our first kit by way of a blog hop this month. You can enjoy not only the full reveal but a chance to win an incredible prize!
We will be awarding a THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB on this blog to one lucky winner!!!!
You win not one, not two but THREE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KITS!
The subscription will begin with our March kit and end with our May kit.
Many of our designers are giving away their own prizes on their blogs so there are many chances to win.

All you need to do to win is become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog. Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blogs. When you have completed the hop come back to Scraps of Elegance and leave a comment letting us know you have completed the hop and are a follower. (If you are already a follower, after commenting on the designers blog leave a comment here letting us know!)
You have until feb 4th midnight pacific time to post a comment. Winner will be announced Feb 5th on the Scraps of Elegance blog
International entries are welcome to participate. All international entries are responsible for shipping costs in excess of 15.00.
Now let's get started! We warmly welcome you to the first SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE BLOG HOP!

For this celebration I will be giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Shoppe here on my blog.  Anyone may enter!!  Please follow the rules above and make sure you become a follower here & leave a comment.  I will do a random drawing and announce the winner on the 5th!  So be sure to check back to see if you won.

And now you will be venturing over to Karloina's blog.  Have fun and good luck.

Scraps of Elegance Blog -
Gabrielle Pollacco-
Lisa Novogrodski -
Jennifer Snyder-
Karen Zueger -
Renea Harrison-
Cheryl Casas-
Karolina Stopyra-
Nancy Hanttula -
Escape Kitty-
Charlotte Jenkins -